Workshop 2 - Joining your Google Account and Backchannelling with Shortcuts

STEP 1 - Shortcuts on your Desktop and the Magic 6

  • So there are a number of websites that you go to regularly for instance ManageBAC - acsegham.managebac.com/login if you are a teacher to check students progress in CAS or if a student to dutifully enter your updated activities
  • So open the Safari App - and tap in the URL then click on the small folder / arrow key and choose Add to Home Screen (1,2)
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  • Now add one more Shortcut and then return to your desktop to see your three shortcuts - the final shortcut will be an excellent tool to use with students in discussions with their iPADs - its called www.todaysmeet.com (5,6)

STEP 2 - Backchannel with TodaysMeet

  • Also remember as shown in screenshot six that you can create folders by pushing down and waiting for an App to "wobble" and then dragging it onto another. And note you can add up to 6 folders / icons to the dashboard for easy access as is shown in (7)
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So what is backchanneling - well don't listen to me watch this video and
then think of the possibilities in TOK or English classes.

All you need to do is enter a name for the room (8) if you are the
teacher and then students just have to go to their Todaysmeet
shortcut and add the room name to the URL (9). Simple but fun -
remember to run in projector mode when
showing on the whiteboard at the front of the class....
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STEP 3 - Your Google Account and Connecting Students to Teachers

  • You will have been given Homework to setup your Google Account with ibegham.com
  • But just in case all you need to do - is goto https://accounts.google.com or download the Google Search App and Login (10)
  • Remember your login is simply your firstname - after this you will be given a temporary password which you will need to change - see Dr Tech for more info
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  • You can change your password in the App by clicking on Account Settings (12) and changing password (13) - remember to choose something that you will REMEMBER!
  • Once you have a Google Account - you will need to setup this up with your iPAD - simply go to settings(14) and click on Add Account
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  • Then choose Gmail (16) and type in your details as shown in (17)
  • Choose to synchronise everything (18) and then you account will set itself up adn be added to your list in Mail, Contacts, Calendar - pheww almost there...
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You can check if the account is loading by going into
the Mail app on the iPAD to check...we will doing lots
more with the Google Search App and Tools in the
next workshop ... :)

STEP 4 - The Shared Calendar for Grade 11 Students and their Teachers

  • Now you have a Google Account you will be able to see the Grade 11 Shared Calendar and add dates that are automatically shown to these students
  • First type this address into Safari - https://www.google.com/calendar/b/0/iphoneselect - as shown below -
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  • Then as shown below - when logged into your Google account choose to sync the Calendars shown - make sure to save with the button in the right hand corner!
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  • Then simply go to the Calendar App and select to Show and Sync the Grade 11 Calendar - and watch the Calendar that all Grade 11 students and iPAD teachers can see - and will alert them when a deadline is due! (24)

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